Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2023

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Fire Prevention Week has been observed in early October since its inception in 1922, with the aim of promoting awareness about fire prevention.

Fire prevention Week, October 8 - 14, 2023

Come and participate in the festivities of Fire Prevention Week! This year's theme, 'Cooking safety starts with YOU,' is dedicated to enlightening our community about straightforward yet crucial steps they can adopt to ensure their safety and the safety of those in their vicinity, protecting them from potential fires. Whether you're at home, a cottage, or a trailer, by prioritizing fire prevention, you and your family can be well-prepared in any situation. Create a comprehensive plan for all household members, especially considering that children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities may require assistance in waking up and evacuating. Ensure there's someone available to lend a helping hand in such situations!

Smoke detectors are designed to detect smoke well before your own senses can, providing vital early warnings in case of danger. In the unfortunate event of a fire, you may have as little as 2 minutes to evacuate safely. This underscores the importance of having smoke alarms strategically placed in every bedroom, outside sleeping areas (such as hallways), and on every level of your home, including the basement. However, it's essential to avoid installing smoke alarms in your kitchen or bathrooms.

When selecting an alarm, opt for one that carries certification from the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC), ensuring that it meets the necessary safety standards.

For the utmost protection, consider using interconnected smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout your residence. These can be professionally installed by a qualified electrician so that when one alarm is triggered, all alarms throughout the house will sound simultaneously. This guarantees that you'll be alerted regardless of your location within your home when an alarm is activated.


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